After TWO INCREDIBLE online rounds, QIFF will be having it's very first LIVE PUBLIC EVENT!

9:00 pm on October 30th, 2020, QIFF presents "The Halloween Horror Challenge" with a LIVE PREMIERE at The Globe Cinema in Calgary, AB!

Same rules as always, but with a fun twist.

QIFF 2020- An ONLINE international film festival dedicated to you and your spare time during the COVID-19 Pandemic!

*Our rules are simple, but we ask people to take into consideration the events unfolding around them, and to obey all city and country bylaws and precautions. If it is recommended in your area to be isolated, film something at home with your smartphone or a webcam. If your area isn’t under these conditions, then make it with a few friends. Safety is key though, and we will be judging each submission based on how creative they were given their circumstances (So don’t worry about gathering a crew).*

Feel Free to email us with any questions.

The top 10 short films from around the globe will be selected to be screened at the live event at the Globe on October 30th, and then uploaded to the QIFF Youtube Channel and promoted on social media. This is a "for fun" festival, with a small prize, as a way to help people feel creatively fulfilled during the isolation caused by COVID-19.

Selected films and filmmakers will receive:
-Our official selection Laurel
-Promotion on all of the QIFF Social media Pages (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
-Screened as a part of the festival at the Globe Cinema on October 30th, 2020
-Uploaded onto our Youtube Channel on October 31st and added to our playlist


BEST OF THE FEST- $100 (CAD) plus a one-year subscription to Shudder

Have fun, and create! That's what is most Important!

Quarantine Intl Film Fest 2020 would like to thank you for your interest in our film festival!

To qualify you need to make a film using the resources around you (safely) and submit to us anytime before October 15th, the selected films will be screened at our live event on October 30th, 2020 and uploaded to our YouTube channel on October 31st. We will tag the sh*t out of you and your team!


1. PROMPT: Must use:
LINE "Something Wicked this way comes."
PROP- Cowboy Hat (Get creative!)

2. YOUR STORY MUST NOT INVOLVE ANY COVID SUBJECT MATTER! We all need a break from hearing about Covid-19, and we have received literally 100's of films that were focused on the Virus in the past, so try to come up with something else.




6. MUST BE PG-13 (no nudity, excessive swearing)

7. ANY STYLE ACCEPTED! So long as the genre is horror, you can create a live-action horror, experimental, animation, documentary, whatever!

8. FILM WITH WHAT YOU'VE GOT! (Smartphone, webcam, DSLR, etc…) and use what you can! (Could be you by yourself, could be you and some friends or family you live with, but be safe and do what is best for your situation).

9. YOU MUST OWN THE RIGHTS TO ALL CONTENT SUBMITTED! Using royalty-free music and stock footage is fine, but we are more interested in seeing how you can create!

10. October 15th at 11:59 pm is the DEADLINE. Late entries will not be accepted!

11. This is a competition festival and we will assume all films submitted were created for the festival. Any film that was not created for our festival and does not follow the rules and guidelines will be disqualified and no refunds will be given.

12. Entry to the festival is just $5!

DISCLAIMER: Please stay up to date and follow all precautions and regulations set out by your local government. QIFF is not responsible for the health and safety of any team during the COVID - 19 Pandemic.

Happy Filming!

*By submitting you agree that you are the exclusive copyright owner of your content, OR you have the express written right. You agree that by entering the festival that if selected, your film will screen live at the Globe Cinema in Calgary, Alberta on October 30th, 2020. You also agree to have your video published on our YouTube Channel, starting October 31st, 2020, as a part of your participation. You also acknowledge and agree that there is no monetary gain from participation in the festival, we do not pay a screener fee, prizes are at the discretion of the festival selection committee, and this is exclusively for the joy and fun of creating and sharing. You also acknowledge that films submitted to the festival were created for the festival. The festival may, in turn, promote your project via social media, and you consent to allow your likeness to be used for promotional purposes.*

Overall Rating
  • Meer Shakhawan

    had a great time and would give 5 stars but that means that there is no room for improvements which is not true everything can be improved

    January 2021
  • This festival got me into the film and videography world and I'm very happy that it did!

    October 2020
  • A festival that brought fun in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic.

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Leah!

  • This is a very cool festival which brought a lot of people together who likely never would've been together otherwise. It gave a lot people some purpose in a very difficult time, and I'm honored to have had my films selected.

    July 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Erik! We are so proud of this community, and we hope that you are proud of your incredible films!

  • I loved submitting to such a wondeful Festival, It was so well planned and truly enjoyable!

    June 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for submitting and for the kindest of words!